Urban Space, Place, and Architecture in Shaping National Identity and Belonging II

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Political Geography Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Washington 3, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Joshua Hagen
Chairs: Joshua Hagen

Call for Submissions

Urban Space, Place, and Architecture in Shaping National Identity and Belonging

Session(s) organizer: Joshua Hagen (Northern State University)

This session(s) will focus on the power of urban space, place, and architecture in creating, maintaining, and contesting notions of national identity and belonging, as well as other identities that intersect with national identity. The session(s) approaches the city as a constellation of dense semiotic, performative, and affective spatialities of power mobilized for the making and unmaking of nationalist discourse. As such, the city provides an active forum, medium, and vehicle for demarcating categories and practices – and by extension places and spaces – of inclusion and exclusion, instead of merely symbolic stages or backdrops. The session(s) also highlights how various actors rework urban space and place to buttress particular nationalist agendas, assumptions, and ideologies, but these emergent geographies of power are invariably entangled with extant spatialities inherited from earlier actors.


The session(s) welcomes presentations covering a variety of countries/regions, as well as different contexts, such as political/cultural/socioeconomic; democratic/non-democratic; contemporary/historical; developed/developing; governments/nongovernmental actors; etc., to encourage comparative perspectives. The session(s) is also open to a full range of theoretical and methodological approaches, with particular interest in scholarship employing critical theory.


Potential contributors should submit an abstract of approximately 250 words or inquiries regarding the session(s) to Joshua Hagen at Joshua.Hagen@northern.edu by October 19, 2018.


Description

This session(s) will focus on the power of urban space, place, and architecture in creating, maintaining, and contesting notions of national identity and belonging, as well as other identities that intersect with national identity. The session(s) approaches the city as a constellation of dense semiotic, performative, and affective spatialities of power mobilized for the making and unmaking of nationalist discourse. As such, the city provides an active forum, medium, and vehicle for demarcating categories and practices – and by extension places and spaces – of inclusion and exclusion, instead of merely symbolic stages or backdrops. The session(s) also highlights how various actors rework urban space and place to buttress particular nationalist agendas, assumptions, and ideologies, but these emergent geographies of power are invariably entangled with extant spatialities inherited from earlier actors


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Ethan Bottone*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Joshua Inwood, Pennsylvania State University, The “Unmarked and Unremarked” Memories of the National Mall: Resurrection City and the Unreconciled History of the Civil Rights Movement as Radical Place-Making 20 9:55 AM
Presenter Holly Smith*, University of South Carolina, Situated Citizenship and Youth Geographies in Jordan: Being Ammani 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Kathryn Hannum*, Kent State University, Buenos Aires Celebrates Galicia: Stakeholder aims and benefits of a transnational festival. 20 10:35 AM
Presenter Devra Waldman*, The University of British Columbia , Architecture, aesthetic governance, and acceptable forms of citizenship in the ‘Millennial City’: an examination of gated community development in Gurgaon, India 20 10:55 AM
Presenter Yi-Chia Chen*, University of Colorado - Denver, Sung-Mi Han*, Design Lab DUDA, Embodying Nationality: Contested Palace Plazas in East Asian Capitals 20 11:15 AM

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